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Spending more on ruggedized computers can ensure against crucial data loss, survey reveals

Spending more on ruggedized computers can ensure against crucial data loss, survey reveals

NASHUA, N.H., 29 June 2015. Nine out of ten readers of Military & Aerospace Electronics say it's worth the extra money to buy ruggedized computers for aerospace and defense applications, rather than risking the loss of crucial data by using commercial-grade computers, a recent study shows.

RF and microwave directional coupler for EW, SATCOM, and radar introduced by KRYTAR

RF and microwave directional coupler for EW, SATCOM, and radar introduced by KRYTAR

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 26 June 2015. KRYTAR Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the model 102020006 RF and microwave directional coupler that offers 6 dB of coupling over the frequency range of 2 to 20 GHz in a compact and lightweight package.

DHS eyes standoff car bomb detector by identifying thumbprint-size explosives residue

DHS eyes standoff car bomb detector by identifying thumbprint-size explosives residue

WASHINGTON, 24 June 2015. U.S. government explosives-detection experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to protect government facilities from car bombs with bomb detector technology that finds explosives concealed in or on vehicles from safe standoff ranges.

Eight-channel analog-to-digital converter for processing efficiency introduced by VadaTech

Eight-channel analog-to-digital converter for processing efficiency introduced by VadaTech

HENDERSON, Nev., 24 June 2015. VadaTech Inc. in Henderson, Nev., is introducing the ATC136 eight-channel analog-to-digital converter for high performance and processing efficiency in embedded computing.

MQ-4C Triton pioneers sense-and-avoid radar that could help other UAVs fly in civil airspace

MQ-4C Triton pioneers sense-and-avoid radar that could help other UAVs fly in civil airspace

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 23 June 2015. The U.S. Navy Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone is helping to pioneer the ability of unmanned aircraft to sense and avoid nearby airplanes autonomously to avoid mid-air collisions and other complications of aircraft flying in close proximity.

DARPA to conduct technology briefings next month on initiatives in EW, BMC2, ISR, and communications

DARPA to conduct technology briefings next month on initiatives in EW, BMC2, ISR, and communications

ARLINGTON, Va., 22 June 2015. U.S. military researchers will conduct industry technology briefings next month on projects involving battle management, communications, electronic warfare (EW), surveillance, and undersea warfare.

Air Force and DARPA look to Kudu Dynamics to detect and counter long-term cyber security threats

Air Force and DARPA look to Kudu Dynamics to detect and counter long-term cyber security threats

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 19 June 2015. U.S. Air Force cyber security experts are looking to Kudu Dynamics LLC in Catharpin, Va., to help enhance the understanding of internal computer functions as a way to detect and counter advanced cyber warfare threats.

Thales I-Master radar integrated on proposed Scorpion light-attack jet to enhance sensor package

Thales I-Master radar integrated on proposed Scorpion light-attack jet to enhance sensor package

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Attack jet designers at Textron AirLand LLC in Providence, R.I., have integrated the I-Master radar from Thales Group in Paris on the Scorpion light attack and Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) jet aircraft.

Power supplies for high-rel diagnostic and monitoring equipment introduced by TDK Lambda

Power supplies for high-rel diagnostic and monitoring equipment introduced by TDK Lambda

SAN DIEGO, 18 June 2015. TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing the TDK-Lambda DTM165 adapter power supplies for diagnostic and monitoring equipment in high-reliability applications like hospitals and health care. The product also meets the required efficiency level V standards for medical equipment.

Northrop Grumman to fix MQ-4C Triton UAV air-to-air radar before Navy production decision

Northrop Grumman to fix MQ-4C Triton UAV air-to-air radar before Navy production decision

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 17 June 2015. U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to correct deficiencies in the air-to-air radar system aboard the MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone before making a production decision on the Triton by the end of this year.

Low-profile MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal for avionics applications introduced by Holt

Low-profile MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal for avionics applications introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 17 June 2015. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-2130 low-profile MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal for military and commercial avionics applications. The device contains MIL-STD-1553 protocol logic, dual transceivers, and dual transformers in a low-profile compact package.

Rockwell Collins pushes forward Air Force effort to rush M-Code GPS receivers to warfighters

Rockwell Collins pushes forward Air Force effort to rush M-Code GPS receivers to warfighters

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif. 16 June 2015. Satellite navigation experts at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,, are speeding their work on developing anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers with special M-code GPS capability for military operations.

Thales radar system designed to reject interference from wind farms, 4G cell phone networks

Thales radar system designed to reject interference from wind farms, 4G cell phone networks

PARIS, 16 June 2015. Radar experts at the Thales Group in Paris are introducing the next-generation STAR NG air traffic control (ATC) radar for military and commercial applications. Thales made the announcement this week at the Paris Air Show in Paris.

Air Force ready to approach industry for enabling technologies in affordable attack drones

Air Force ready to approach industry for enabling technologies in affordable attack drones

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 12 June 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are notifying industry of an upcoming project to develop many inexpensive, disposable unmanned attack drones for long-range, high-speed attack missions in remote regions.

Army launches biggest project in past 20 years to dispose of surplus and obsolete munitions

Army launches biggest project in past 20 years to dispose of surplus and obsolete munitions

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill., 11 June 2015. The U.S. Army is spending more than one-third of a billion dollars to get rid of conventional munitions over the next five years -- the largest effort over at least the past two decades to dispose of non-nuclear ammunition, bombs, and explosives that the U.S. military no longer needs.

Dynamic positioning (DP) market for surface ship navigation to hit $1.48 billion by 2020

Dynamic positioning (DP) market for surface ship navigation to hit $1.48 billion by 2020

DALLAS, 11 June 2015. The worldwide market for dynamic positioning systems in commercial and military surface ships will reach $1.48 billion by 2020 after growing at a combined annual growth rate of 4.36 percent, predict analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

TEST AND MEASUREMENT: ATC/DME test set for engineering and validation introduced by Cobham AvComm

Cobham Avionics and Communications (AvComm) in Wichita, Kan., formerly the Aeroflex AvComm business unit, is introducing the ATC-5000NG NextGen ATC/DME test & measurement set for engineering development, design validation, manufacturing, and return-to-service test applications.

SIMULATION AND TRAINING: Air Force picks Avarint to upgrade electronic warfare simulation

U.S. Air Force test experts needed technology upgrades to enhance integrated electronic warfare (EW) test capability at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. They found their solution from Avarint LLC in Buffalo, N.Y.

TEST AND MEASUREMENT: Lockheed Martin Space Systems chooses Marvin's GENASYS for satellite test

Engineers at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems segment in Denver needed performance-testing equipment for high-reliability space electronics designs. They found their solution from Marvin Test Solutions in Irvine, Calif.

Air Force to speed M-Code GPS receivers to warfighters

Satellite navigation experts at L-3 Interstate Electronics Corp. (IEC) in Anaheim, Calif., are developing anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers with special M-code GPS capability for military operations.

Navy asks Logos for enabling technologies in compact unmanned aircraft sensor payloads

Navy asks Logos for enabling technologies in compact unmanned aircraft sensor payloads

LAKEHURST, N.J., 11 June 2015. Sensor payloads experts at Logos Technologies LLC in Fairfax, Va., are developing enabling technologies for compact sensor systems for unmanned aircraft like the RQ-21 Blackjack, Tigershark, and RQ-8 Fire Scout for the Air Force and Army.

DARPA wants real-time CubeSat communications to link micro-satellite constellations

DARPA wants real-time CubeSat communications to link micro-satellite constellations

ARLINGTON, Va., 10 June 2015. U.S. military researchers are trying to develop lightweight and low-power RF and optical communications links that would enable new generations of tiny space satellites to communicate with one another while in orbit.

Air Force chooses solid-state data recorders from Calculex for F-15 jet fighters and bombers

Air Force chooses solid-state data recorders from Calculex for F-15 jet fighters and bombers

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 10 June 2015. U.S. Air Force avionics experts needed airborne data recorders for the Boeing F-15C/D jet fighter and for the F-15E fighter-bomber. They found their solution from Calculex Inc. in Las Cruces, N.M.

High-speed camera for military, aerospace, and particle research introduced by Photron

High-speed camera for military, aerospace, and particle research introduced by Photron

SAN DIEGO, 10 June 2015. Photron USA Inc. in San Diego is introducing the FASTCAM Mini WX100 high-definition (HD) 4-megapixel video high-speed camera for military and aerospace research, biomechanics, fluid dynamics and particle image velocimetry (PIV), materials science, onboard and offboard automotive safety testing, and life sciences.

Navy to brief industry this month on program to develop enabling special ops technologies

Navy to brief industry this month on program to develop enabling special ops technologies

WASHINGTON, 9 June 2015. U.S. Navy leaders will brief industry later this month on an upcoming research project to develop new enabling special ops technologies for mine warfare; naval special warfare; expeditionary prepositioning and logistics; navy expeditionary combat.

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